In Support of Dr. Olle Johhansson

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Aug 2, 2010, 4:19:07 PM8/2/10
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Subject: In Support of Dr. Olle Johhansson

Prof. Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, President, Karolinska Institute,

171 77 Stockholm, Sweden,


Prof. Staffan Cullheim, Head of the Department of Neuroscience,

Karolinska Institute, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden,


Dear Professors,

I am writing this letter in support of Dr. Olle Johansson.

As a biophysicist myself specialized in the Biological Effects of Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiations, I am very familiar with the pioneer works of Dr. Johansson in this field. In fact a lot of people within the international scientific community and me personally, know his work and consider him as one of the leading international experts in this field. Moreover, Dr. Johansson is one of the most active scientists involved to the moral aspect of this scientific field which is directly related to human health and the protection of our natural environment.

The world needs scientists like Dr. Johansson not only for his groundbreaking research on the effects of man-made electromagnetic fields/radiations on human health (cancer induction, electrohypersensitivity etc.) but also for his courage to fearlessly speak the scientific truth, a matter of vital importance for the public health and the moral values which are in great danger in our modern society.

Imagine a world where pollution of all kinds is destroying our planet and spreads terrible diseases, where some people get huge amounts of money out of this destruction and no one dares to speak the scientific truth. This would be the living Hell.

I regret to say that I feel we are not far away from such a situation since, in regards to one of the most toxic agents as is modern electromagnetic pollution, few scientists are able to properly indicate the dangers and even less to have the courage to announce them publicly, not fearing the adverse consequences in their career.

But this is supposed to be the aim of Science, to find out the truth that would save us and announce it fearlessly. This is what all we scientists have sworn to do. Remember?

Dr. Johansson and me, along with two other international experts, were recently invited to testify in a very significant Meeting of the Standing Committee on Health of the Canadian House of Commons (HESA), entitled “Impact of Microwaves on Human Health”. Being myself aware from my own experiments of the extreme genotoxicity of microwaves emitted by commercially available devices, I was proud to hear Dr. Johansson speaking clearly and fearlessly about the danger of human exposure to these radiations, the need for urgent verification of experimental results and the establishment of much more stringent exposure limits in order to protect public health and especially children. This is how scientists should be when they are asked to speak about a danger. Not to hide their words in order to get funded.

All four international experts invited to testify in this important meeting, Dr Johansson, Dr. Annie Sasco of Bordeaux University in France, Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy of Imperial College London and me, totally agreed in our testimonies about the dangers of the continuously increasing human exposure to microwave radiations.

It was with great disappointment to hear that Dr. Johansson is asked to leave his office and lab in Karolinska institute, one of the worldοΏ½s pioneer institutions in protecting public health. It seems to be a sad coincidence that I was also asked to leave my office in the University of Athens two months ago. The third coincidence happened just few days ago when the third colleague who was invited to testify in the same meeting, Dr. Annie Sasco, was also asked to leave her office. I am afraid that if the fourth international expert Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy wasnοΏ½t recently retired, there would be a fourth coincidence.

I strongly protest and ask that Dr. Olle Johansson must not be removed from his office. In contrary, you should provide him all necessary means to carry on his vital work. Scientists like him are one in a million and you should be proud for having him in your institution. I certainly hope that you will reconsider this wrong decision to take his office, a decision that would be disgraceful for Karolinska Institute.


Athens, July 29th, 2010




Dr. Dimitris J. Panagopoulos

Department of Cell Biology and Biophysics,

Faculty of Biology,

University of Athens


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